Eco-friendly, sustainable, recycled - none of these are new terms in the modern business world. For many years now, companies have been looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint, use resources to their best advantage and recycle whenever possible. It makes good sense for the planet and also financially, with savings to be found in streamlining practices, utilities and materials so we only use what we need.
The government is getting involved as well, with mandatory carbon emission reporting and green subsidy programs being brought into law for businesses practicing in the UK (The Guardian; Environmental Law in 2014; 19/12/13). While these regulations may not affect every type of business, we are all capable of making a difference. From safe storage and disposal of hazardous materials to simply recycling paper waste, there are many ways to take care of the environment while in the workplace.
The market has a large range of eco-friendly products, recycle bins, waste management and storage systems. From noticeboards made from recycled materials to eco pallet collars and a variety of wall mounted, two and four wheel waste disposal and recycling units, there are plenty of ways to make even a small difference in your workplace. And, while hazardous materials waste is a necessary by-product of some businesses, specialised storage, disposal and spill management range ensure that you can minimise exposure to both employees and the environment.
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